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Coronavirus Updates for Seafarers

Image: CDC/Alissa Eckert There is so much information and disinformation spinning around the world about the Coronavirus pandemic. Here are a few informative stories for our seafarers and maritime community. Most important – protect yourselves and others. iCALL Helping Increasing Numbers Of Seafarers Deal With Coronavirus Concerns A first year report into the counselling conducted by iCALL for Seafarers found that the top three mental challenges seafarers and their families raise with counsellors relate to emotional distress, relationship issues and…

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Hope for an Anxious Heart

If you or someone you love has ever battled with some form of anxiety, worry, or fear – you’re not alone, and you’re not forgotten. Over 280 million people currently struggle with some form of anxiety.† Even though these battles can feel overwhelming, God’s Word is filled with passages that offer hope. If you need encouragement, try one of our Featured Plans on Anxiety. Allow God to meet you and fill you with His peace. Read More If you would like…

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Mental Health at Sea – Dealing with Depression and Suicide

  WORKING at sea can be a lonely affair. Seafarers are often subjected to months away from home, friends and families in relative seclusion. It is perhaps unsurprising that in such an environment, issues of stress, anxiety and psychological trauma are commonplace. Indeed, the statistics are alarming. Research from Yale University and charity the Sailors’ Society in 2018 revealed that more than a quarter of seafarers suffered from depression, while a survey last year, conducted by Yale once more, in…

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